GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida's football game scheduled for Saturday against Northern Colorado has been canceled due to Hurricane Irma.
Since the schools do not share a common open date, the game will not be made up.
The game, which was originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, then was moved to noon before being canceled.
"We have been in constant communication this week with University and government officials," said Florida athletics director Scott Stricklin. "As the Hurricane's track has approached the state of Florida, it's become obvious that playing a football game is not the right thing to do. The focus of our state and region needs to be on evacuations and relief efforts. There is a tremendous amount of stress currently on the roads of this state, and the availability of gas, water and other supplies are at critical levels. Playing a college football game Saturday would only add to that stress.
"Gainesville is also close to some of Florida's heaviest traffic points this week, specifically Interstate 75, which is a key statewide evacuation route."
Ticket refund information will be communicated to those who purchased tickets according to the University.